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Joan Rivers

Oscar 'In Memoriam' Snub

Melissa Is VERY Disappointed

2/23/2015 8:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Can we talk? Joan Rivers was noticeably snubbed Sunday night by The Academy Awards and Melissa Rivers is not a happy camper about it.

Sources close to Melissa say she feels her mom deserved a place in the 'In Memoriam' portion of the Oscars, but she's not going to focus on the snub.

We're told she'd rather focus on the overwhelming support from her fans, who have rallied behind her mom since her death in September.

But Melissa has a legitimate beef -- seems like the Academy forgot how Joan owned Oscar red carpets for years ... and her hysterical role as Dot Matrix in "Spaceballs!"

Serena & Common

BACK TOGETHER??

Exes Hang at Post-Oscar Bash

2/23/2015 8:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0223-serena-williams-commons-twitterYou don't let just anyone hold your Oscar ... which is why it was very interesting when Common let his ex-GF Serena Williams carry his statue around last night ... fueling rumors they could be back on. 

The two were spotted together at the Vanity Fair post-Oscars bash -- and even took a photo together (which Serena curiously posted and then removed from her Instagram page). 

It's especially interesting ... considering that Common has been very open about how much he cared for Serena when they were together -- and even said he thought about marrying her. 

So, back on???

Harrison Ford

Screw the Oscars

I'd Rather Watch Crappy Lakers

2/23/2015 6:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0223-harrison-ford-calista-celtics-gettyTo quote the Grail Knight at the end of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" ... Harrison Ford chose wisely. 

Instead of suffering through the nearly 4 hours of whatever that was on TV last night, Harrison grabbed his wife Calista Flockhart and hit up the Staples Center to watch the crappy Lakers. 

But unlike the Academy Awards, Harrison Ford got a surprise ending ... the last place Lake Show actually pulled out a victory over the almost equally bad Boston Celtics. 

Still better than a running briefcase gag. 

Irina Shayk

Half-Naked & Rebounding

... At Post-Oscars Bash

2/23/2015 6:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0223-irina-shayk-vanity-fair-oscars-getty-launchThink Cristiano Ronaldo's kicking himself yet??

Here's recently single Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition supermodel Irina Shayk ... showing off everything from her underboob to her side ass at the Vanity Fair party Sunday night in Hollywood. 

The 29-year-old gave Ronaldo the boot last month after rumors began circulating that he was bangin' other chicks ... so she's very single and by the looks of things, very ready to mingle. 

For the record, there were a ton of hot single dudes at the VF party -- including Orlando Bloom, Jared Leto and Common

Happy rebounding. 

Scarlett Johansson

Idina Expect Travolta ...

To Get So Touchy

2/23/2015 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0223-john-travolta-scarlett-gettyNobody felt as much at the Oscars as John Travolta -- just ask Scarlett Johansson ... who got up close with JT's hands even before Idina Menzel.

If you thought Travolta's overly touching moment on stage with Idina was strange -- and it definitely was -- imagine Scarlett's surprise on the red carpet.

John warmed up his hands pre-award show by sneaking up on Scarlett -- caressing her stomach and planting a kiss on her as she was posing for photogs.

You may question his tactics ... but the guy's got taste. 

Oprah Winfrey

Watch Me Do the Limbo

At the Oscars

2/23/2015 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Oprah Winfrey took an awesome shortcut to press some flesh Sunday night ... much to the consternation of security. 

Oprah ducked under the velvet rope as a security dude gritted his teeth, in clear fear O might go down. It's unclear where she was going, but she was definitely in a hurry.

Fun pics ... more fun than the Oscars for sure.

The Oscars

Lego My Oscar

And The Night's Biggest Winner Is ...

2/23/2015 2:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Oprah Winfrey won at the Academy Awards Sunday night ... scoring the Oscar everybody wanted ... the Lego variety. 

She wasn't the only one ... during the performance of "Everything is Awesome" by Tegan and Sara and The Lonely Island, dancers dolled out Lego Oscars to stars like Oprah, Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone, and others.

"The Lego Movie" may have been snubbed but they got their sweet revenge.

One thing's for sure ... those statues are awesome. 

The Oscars

Show Will Go On ...

Roaches Dodge Health Inspectors

2/22/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Oscars Dolby Theater Health Department Oscars producers can stop holding their breath -- the Health Department combed the Dolby Theater for roaches and other violations, and gave 'em the green light for Sunday's ceremony ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... video shot inside the home of the Oscars showed several bars and a storage area that were filthy with dead cockroaches, flying bugs, dirty sinks, garbage and more.

Health Department Manager Charlene Contreras tells TMZ they sent 2 inspectors to the theater late Thursday afternoon -- hours after we posted the video -- to check the 6 bar areas. She says no roaches or flies turned up.

Contreras says the critters in the video may have set up camp in areas that are unused between events.

Bottom line ... celebs won't have to worry about crawling critters on Sunday. They're on their own with agents and lawyers though.

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Oscars

They Dis Minorities

So We Fade to Black

2/22/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

022115_jen_lewis_launch_v2It's pretty bad that African Americans aren't represented at the Oscars, so we decided we'd give African Americans EXCLUSIVELY a voice in deciding who wins.

Members of our staff with the necessary credentials cast their vote for best movie.  

The result ... well, it's very TMZ. 

J.K. Simmons

I Crack The Whip ...

But Don't Try It At Home

2/21/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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J.K. Simmons isn't someone with whom you want to play musical chairs ... the Oscar nominated "Whiplash" star says there's only one situation where throwing furniture at people works.

Simmons is cleaning up this awards season for his role as the ball-busting Terence Fletcher in the film ... but our photog found out, he doesn't agree with his character's teaching methods.

It doesn't sound like it was inspired by any teachers he had growing up, but he thinks Fletcher's "methods" only fly in one place.

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Oscars

Would You Like a

Lime or Cockroach in Your Drink?

2/19/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A gaggle of stars will hit the bars at the Oscars Sunday as the show goes on, and on ... but those bars have been filthy for weeks ... cockroaches, bugs and all.

TMZ has obtained video shot inside the Dolby Theater in Hollywood ... the home of the Academy Awards. We've created a series of screen grabs, which show various bars that look anything but inviting.

You see dead cockroaches, flying bugs, spoiled food on the floor, dirty sinks, garbage strewn on the floor, dirt and a moldy cream container. 

0218-fly-on-the-wall-GIF-TMZ-02The video was shot late last year but we're told by people who have been at the venue the conditions were unchanged as recently as 5 days ago.  

We're told the Heath Dept. last inspected the Dolby in June and gave it a clean bill of health.

We contacted managers at Dolby, but so far no word back.

"Birdman" may win in the main auditorium, but The Fly wins at the bar.

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Oscar Gift Bag

Celebs Get $20K Gift Certificate

For Mind Reading Class?!

2/14/2015 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Celebrities already have money, fame and power ... but Hollywood's elite may soon have the ability to read your mind -- at least according to the woman behind one of the weirdest Oscar gifts of all time.

The Academy Awards gift bag this year contains all sorts of expensive items -- like a train ride through the Rockies and a year's worth of All-Audi A4 rentals -- but one item stands out most ... a session for mind reading techniques worth $20K.

Olessia Kantor -- who will fly out to the celebrity's location -- tells us she'll analyze their dreams/horoscopes ... and claims she can teach famous people how to read minds.

Some of her methods may sound crazy -- like daily staring exercises, thought concentration techniques and hours of mind power training -- but has a psychic ever sounded sane?

Agents of Hollywood, you've been warned.

Madonna

Isolated Grammy Vocals Leak

I'm Still the Boss Bitches

2/14/2015 7:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

021415_madonna_launchIf you think Madonna is past her singing prime, think again ... and watch this leaked video of her isolated vocals from her Grammy Awards performance.  

Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift and Britney Spears and others have been put on blast for their less than stellar voices once audio/video leaked of their isolated vocals.

But watch Madge sing "Living for Love" ... she's awesome.

Now if only she'd put her ass away.

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